In the spring I had taken a photo of a Bird of Paradise blooming in my friends garden, a portion of this photo is my blog header.
I had started painting this photo in July during the summer session class at the Casa de la Cultura. The class was only for the month of July and I work slowly so did not get it finished. I brought it home and because I was busy with some other projects it just sat on the easel.
When I finished the Hummingbird painting in class I decided to take the Bird of Paradise back to class and finish it off. I did and have now finished it.
One more project done.
I took the photo of Zoe and this one too early in the morning and it was a little too bright yet; but was away later, so it is what it is.
Here it is, click on image to see a larger version. Bird of Paradise done in oils on canvas.
I have now started a new project both at class and at home. I was going to do an oil painting of a church in a smaller town in our state of Sonora; but the best laid plans often go astray. One day I happened to show Roy some photos of horses, that a relative had sent in an email. He loved 2 of them and suggested that I do them in the same technique as the Hummingbird oil painting. So...... I am now doing a head pose at class and a full body pose at home, both in the same technique and both the same size. It should be interesting to see what comes out of them both. I will keep the blog updated with views as they progress.